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Old 07-06-2018, 03:05 AM
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Additional photos from the Commonwealth Flickr page.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/comsec...h/28351825607/

I guess I don't see the subdued energy or tenseness that others referenced. Looking at pictures of H&M speaking with the attendees they appear to be as animated as ever. They seem interested and are often joking and laughing with the small groups. I was particularly happy that they seem to be developing a good rapport with the Secretary General since they'll likely be working with her quite a bit.

Not sure what more people expected to see unless you wanted H&M to break into an impromptu jig with the steel drum band.
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:55 AM
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I also didn't see any subdued energy or any tenseness anywhere. Looking through all the pictures and videos, to me it looks like they were like they've always been on engagements, very charming, engaging and in tune with the engagement.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:34 AM
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Neither did I. Harry and Meghan were seen exchanging glances, smiling, chatting. Meghan, like her husband, is a tactile person. On several occasions she was there chatting and having a laugh, touching the person near to her momentarily on the shoulder or arm. She and Harry seemed totally engaged and happy to me. It was nice to see.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:41 AM
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In the video Meghan is having a total blinking fit, it's like her fake eyelashes are too heavy for her to keep her eyes open, very distracting. Neither one of them seem very comfortable or at ease, both are very tense and somewhat distracted imo.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:25 AM
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Watching the video and seeing several stills I thought they were as their usual selves...I didn't notice any tension or unease. They were laughing and still tactile at times.


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Old 07-06-2018, 05:28 AM
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I love Mary so much. I wonder if Meghan's posture is from her work as an actress.
I would say yes. She is 'full-body' into her 'role'. Also all that yoga gives her elegant body awareness. We will never see her slouching in her seat.

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I also didn't see any subdued energy or any tenseness anywhere. Looking through all the pictures and videos, to me it looks like they were like they've always been on engagements, very charming, engaging and in tune with the engagement.
I mentioned the subdued energy (someone else saw tenseness, I did not). It comes across in the video, not in the still photos. JMO. In general there is just less 'overtness' in her manner and that makes sense for a whole raft of reasons: most important being 'conservation of energy'. It's not necessarily a bad thing though I do think Meghan is under a lot of strain these days. She for sure handles it well overall.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:36 AM
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I would say yes. She is 'full-body' into her 'role'. Also all that yoga gives her elegant body awareness. We will never see her slouching in her seat.



I mentioned the subdued energy (someone else saw tenseness, I did not). It comes across in the video, not in the still photos. JMO. In general there is just less 'overtness' in her manner and that makes sense for a whole raft of reasons: most important being 'conservation of energy'. It's not necessarily a bad thing though I do think Meghan is under a lot of strain these days. She for sure handles it well overall.
I also watched videos, and didn't see subdued energy. But that's fine, we all see things differently.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:59 AM
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I agree I think that the yoga is responsible for her posture and arms ...along with probably being told to stand up straight etc when younger. I'd same some of it was from her former job field as well. Having to pose etc.

I wonder if Mary and Letizia do yoga..they have good posture too.

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I agree I think that the yoga is responsible for her posture and arms ...along with probably being told to stand up straight etc when younger. I'd same some of it was from her former job field as well. Having to pose etc.

I wonder if Mary and Letizia do yoga..they have good posture too.

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I remember reading an article many moons ago that CP Mary did yoga, and was doing yoga until late in her pregnancies with Christian and Isabella. Not sure of Queen Letizia.

Meghan's posture is enviable!
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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with Commonwealth young leaders in London yesterday.

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According to Omid Scobie, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended another private engagement yesterday!
https://mobile.twitter.com/scobie/st...49567869509632

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A private engagement for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan today. The couple attended a board meeting for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in London. Harry, president, saw the work of the @queenscomtrust during his November Zambia visit, calling it “a global movement for good.”
I wonder if Meghan will also become a Commonwealth ambassador...maybe dealing with women or higher education?
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The Duke of Sussex as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador attended a Commonwealth Youth Roundtable at Lancaster House today, January 29:


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** royal.uk: A speech by The Duke of Sussex at a the Commonwealth Youth Roundtable **
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"You are rejecting old hierarchies, antiquated systems and biases, you are looking at the world with fresh eyes, and breaking rules and boundaries that no longer apply to enable a better future for everyone."

Harry better be careful what he wishes for lol. You couldn’t make it up.
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A nice speech; nothing particularly ground-breaking or original, but royal speeches almost never are. I liked how he circled back to the themes of sustainability and mental health.
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This was a top notch speech by the Duke in both substance and delivery! A great engagement all around. Harry really shines when working with young folks.
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The message of the speech was wonderful. The delivery on the other hand...not so much. He mumbles so I have a hard time understanding him.
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"You are rejecting old hierarchies, antiquated systems and biases, you are looking at the world with fresh eyes, and breaking rules and boundaries that no longer apply to enable a better future for everyone."

Harry better be careful what he wishes for lol. You couldn’t make it up.
Well, when you take things out of context and put words in his mouth you ARE making it up. Please read the paragraph that follows the one you quoted: "You are authentic in your passion for social change, you genuinely care about preserving the environment and you focus your lives on working within your communities for the betterment of those around you." It's a fact that we are looking at the world with fresh eyes (doesn't every generation?) and breaking rules and boundaries as we become more aware of social and environmental justice and the mistreatment of minorities, including those in the Commonwealth. By acknowledging this positive change - nothing was said about what he ""wished for' - Harry is simply linking it to the service work performed by the "welfare monarchy." He's definitely his father's son. The British monarchy has survived because it has the sense to change with the times.
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Looking forward to seeing the Sussex’s attend the gala tonight for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Queen’s Canopy.
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I'm presently working my way through "Queen of the World" by Robert Hardman and I've never realized until now just how important the Commonwealth is to the Queen and how instrumental she's been being the glue that holds it all together for all these years.

I think naming Harry as the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador was a genius move on her part. The Queen is very well aware that our future lies in the youth of today. As far as Harry's quote about youth and change, when you really get into reading all the history of the Queen and the Commonwealth through the years, one thing remained constant and that was that it was constantly changing and adapting to the world around it.
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Looking forward to seeing the Sussex’s attend the gala tonight for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Queen’s Canopy.
Was it announced that both would attend the Gala?
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